A constitutional referendum is held in Azerbaijan. Changes to the basic law initiated by the President of the country Ilham Aliyev. Have developed 6 new articles and amendments to the current 23.
At 8 a.m. Baku time, it's 7 am in Moscow, Azerbaijan's polling stations were opened. For the referendum were printed papers with proposals to amend the Constitution. Them 29 points: some technical and some substantive proposals.
One of them is the extension of the presidential term from 5 to 7 years. it is also proposed to authorize the President to dissolve the Parliament. At 10 am local time have voted more than 15% of the electorate. It should be noted that there is no turnout - how many people will vote on these ballots, according to these results and will be taken out a verdict on any proposal to amend the Constitution. It is known that already voted the President of the country Ilham Aliyev in Baku on one of the sites. As voted by the constituency and outside Azerbaijan in 38 polling stations.
The vote followed more than 100 international observers from CIS countries, UK, Germany. Here is a very strict control. At all sites there are web cameras, transparent ballot boxes, as well as fingerprint monitoring. All ballots are treated, which remains on the fingers of voters, thereby trying to exclude the possibility of re-voting, so-called carousel. The stations closed at 7 PM on Baku time. The final results will be announced at the expiration of 48 hours after the polls closed.
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